What does easily mean?

Definitions for easily
ˈi zə li, ˈiz lieas·i·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word easily.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. easily, easyadverb

    with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')

    "she was easily excited"; "was easily confused"; "he won easily"; "this china breaks very easily"; "success came too easy"

  2. easilyadverb

    without question

    "easily the best book she's written"

  3. well, easilyadverb

    indicating high probability; in all likelihood

    "I might well do it"; "a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster"; "you may well need your umbrella"; "he could equally well be trying to deceive us"

Wiktionary

  1. easilyadverb

    Comfortably, without discomfort or anxiety.

  2. easilyadverb

    Without difficulty.

  3. easilyadverb

    Absolutely, without question

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Easilyadverb

    Etymology: from easy.

    Those move swiftly, and at great distance; but they require a medium well disposed, and their transmission is easily stopped. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 647.

    She ask’d the reason of his woe;
    She ask’d, but with an air and mien,
    That made it easily foreseen
    She fear’d too much to know. Matthew Prior.

    Is it not to bid defiance to all mankind to condemn their universal opinions and designs, if, instead of passing your life as well and easily, you resolve to pass it as ill and as miserable as you can? William Temple.

    I can easily resign to others the praise of your illustrious family. John Dryden, State of Innocence. Dedic. to.

    Not soon provok’d, she easily forgives;
    And much she suffers, as she much believes. Matthew Prior.

ChatGPT

  1. easily

    Easily is an adverb that describes something being done without difficulty or effort. It refers to an action that is performed with ease, in a manner not causing trouble or strain. It can also mean likely or readily, if referred to a potential outcome or result.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Easilyadverb

    with ease; without difficulty or much effort; as, this task may be easily performed; that event might have been easily foreseen

  2. Easilyadverb

    without pain, anxiety, or disturbance; as, to pass life well and easily

  3. Easilyadverb

    readily; without reluctance; willingly

  4. Easilyadverb

    smoothly; quietly; gently; gracefully; without /umult or discord

  5. Easilyadverb

    without shaking or jolting; commodiously; as, a carriage moves easily

  6. Etymology: [From Easy.]

Editors Contribution

  1. easilyadverb

    In an easy manner.

    He loved his sport and easily achieved his goals and aspirations.


    Submitted by MaryC on June 11, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'easily' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1019

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'easily' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1402

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'easily' in Adverbs Frequency: #101

Anagrams for easily »

  1. Yalies

  2. elysia

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of easily in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of easily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of easily in a Sentence

  1. John Flannery:

    We want to double down on life sciences, and especially so in the cell therapy business, this more than doubles our capability right now in cell therapy and we think we can easily have a $1 billion-plus business in cell therapy in the next 10 years.

  2. Jason Goldberg:

    Easily, 25 % of all these returns get destroyed.

  3. John Fraser:

    Better quality issuers are still able to reprice loans and do it relatively easily.

  4. Grant Stapleton:

    It can do so much inexpensively and effectively as a multi-purpose product that can be flown manned or unmanned, it's absolutely ideal. It's inexpensive, it can carry a decent load, it can get in and out of very small spaces very quickly and it can be moved across continents very quickly because it can be folded and packed into a C130 or onto a ship and taken; lots of them can be moved around and deployed in the places that you need them very easily and very quickly.

  5. Adam Waytz:

    In general, humans care about other humans, so when we humanize something inanimate, it makes us care about the thing more, naming things can make them more memorable, easier to recall, and certainly it makes things feel more fluent or easy to process. Given that work shows that easily processed information takes on outsized importance in our minds, it is likely that naming things can give them importance as well.

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